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October 28, 2020, 1:16 PM

Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria if Kurdish militants are not cleared from areas along its border with Syria
October 28, 2020, 1:16 PM
Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria
October 23, 2020, 4:21 PM

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
October 23, 2020, 4:21 PM
Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns
October 22, 2020, 12:01 PM

Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and numerous “provocations” that they maintain are threatening regional peace
October 22, 2020, 12:01 PM
Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt
October 21, 2020, 2:11 PM

Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Three police officers have gone on trial in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago
October 21, 2020, 2:11 PM
Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of Turkish lawyer
October 10, 2020, 9:19 AM

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
October 10, 2020, 9:19 AM
An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?
1 month ago

Armenia and Azerbaijan battle amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were deployed

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
1 month ago
Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
2 months ago

Germany calls for end to east Mediterranean military drills

Germany has called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece and Turkey to resolve a dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
2 months ago
2 months ago

Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown

Turkey’s economy contracted by 9.9 % in the second quarter of the year from the previous three-month period in the wake of lockdown measures put in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown
2 months ago

Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says police in Istanbul have detained a suspected Islamic State group militant who was allegedly planning a “sensational” attack in the city
2 months ago
Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack
2 months ago

Turkey, Greece stick to their guns in escalating Med dispute

Turkey and Greece have both vowed to defend their competing claims in eastern Mediterranean as the NATO allies remained locked in a tense dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
2 months ago
Turkey warns Greece not to test its patience over east Med
3 months ago

Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation

Turkey is rejecting claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek territory in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region
3 months ago
Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation
4 months ago

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers
4 months ago
Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held
4 months ago

Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion

The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
4 months ago
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion
4 months ago

4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory

Turkish officials say an explosion has occurred at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, killing four people and injuring 97 others
4 months ago
2 dead, 73 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory
4 months ago

Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France over its depiction of a standoff between ships from the two countries in the Mediterranean Sea that prompted Paris to suspend its involvement in a NATO naval operation
4 months ago
Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident
4 months ago

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Seven journalists went on trial accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya
4 months ago
Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey
4 months ago

Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing

Flash floods caused by torrential rains have left at least five people dead in northwest Turkey
4 months ago
Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing
4 months ago

Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military says its jets have carried out new cross-border airstrikes targeting Turkish Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
4 months ago
Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
5 months ago

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Turkish prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016
5 months ago
Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup
6 months ago

Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month

Turkey’s health minister has announced 61 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest number in over a month
6 months ago
Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month
6 months ago

Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

A Turkish Airlines plane has flown over central Turkey on a path drawing out the Turkish flag to mark centennial celebrations for the founding of the Turkish parliament
6 months ago
Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronaviru
7 months ago

Turkish minister offers resignation over weekend lockdowns

Turkey introduced a coronavirus lockdown over the weekend that took many by surprise and led to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu offering his resignation
7 months ago
Turkey charts less restrictive virus path to protect economy
7 months ago

Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5

Officials say an improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey, killing five forestry workers traveling to work
7 months ago
Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5
7 months ago

The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Nearly 2,900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus
7 months ago
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths
8 months ago

Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border

Greek border units trying to stop crowds of migrants from pushing their way in from Turkey have hit on a new defense against tear gas unleashed on them from the Turkish side of the frontier — monster fans
8 months ago
Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border
8 months ago

Turkey: Elite police going to stop Greece's migrant pushback

Turkey's interior minister says 1,000 elite special operations police are being sent to the border to counter officers in Greece from driving back people attempting to cross over to Europe
8 months ago
Turkey deploying special forces to border amid migrant surge
8 months ago

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

Turkey declared its borders were open to migrants heading to Europe.
8 months ago
UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey's border with Greece
8 months ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
8 months ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border
8 months ago

Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis

Turkey's President has urged Russia to “restrain" the Syrian government and to halt a humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwest Syria
8 months ago
Erdogan phones 2 European leaders, wants end to Idlib push
8 months ago

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there
8 months ago
Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib
9 months ago

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
9 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall
9 months ago

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
9 months ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport
9 months ago

U.S. investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. aviation investigators are examining the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that crashed in Istanbul, killing three people
9 months ago
US investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash
9 months ago

Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive
9 months ago
Turkey sends more troops, tanks to Syria amid Idlib assault
9 months ago

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

Rescuers were helping victims of an avalanche when another struck.
9 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 28 dead overall
9 months ago

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
9 months ago
Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey
9 months ago

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey is up to 29 as rescue teams continue searching the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors
9 months ago
Death toll stands at 22 in Turkish earthquake; 1,000 hurt
9 months ago

Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

Turkey's foreign minister is urging Russia to halt Syrian government forces' attacks in the Arab country, a day after airstrikes on rebel-held sectors and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people, including an entire family
9 months ago
Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks
10 months ago

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

Turkey's parliament has authorized sending troops to Libya to help the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government
10 months ago
Turkey's parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya
10 months ago

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

A Turkish court has convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016
10 months ago
10 months ago

Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

Turkish lawmakers could vote as early as next week on the move.
10 months ago
Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya
10 months ago

7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey

At least 64 other migrants were rescued.
10 months ago
7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey
10 months ago

Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus

The move comes amid tensions over offshore oil and gas exploration.
10 months ago
Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus
10 months ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
10 months ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases
1 year ago

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

The move could be in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country.
1 year ago
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases
1 year ago

Erdogan warns NATO allies to back its fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey dropped its objection to a NATO plan to bolster the defense of Poland and Baltic states neighboring Russia but warned allies that it expects support in its fight against terrorism
1 year ago
1 year ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
1 year ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
1 year ago

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey says US national sent home as Ankara begins repatriating captured IS fighters
1 year ago
Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports US national
1 year ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
1 year ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
1 year ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
1 year ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance